Doug Haslam: Gischeleman’s Blog

May 21, 2007

That summer camp you went to: what if they wrote a book about it?

Filed under: 9/11, books, boy scouts, Uncategorized — doughaslam @ 10:39 pm

WTC Book

*Edited to bump the Key Foundation URL to buy the book

Speaking of keeping up connections, and nurturing relationships:

Many of you have a summer camp or other institution you went to as a child, youth, or young adult; for me, it was Wah-Tut-Ca Scout Reservation in Northwood, New Hampshire.

I was fortunate that the group I grew up with at that camp has stuck together for the last 25-plus years. Through high schools, colleges, marriages, children, and even a loss of one of the gang on 9/11, we have remained a tight-night gang.

Now, think about someone writing a book about that summer camp and publishing it. That’s what our group did for Wah-Tut-Ca. The Key Foundation, a fundraising group we started 20 years ago, has just published “Wah-Tut-Ca Scout Reservation,” part of the Images of America series through Arcadia Press.

This book is written by some of our own, and preserves the memories of this great camp, back to its founding 70 years ago. Best of all, its sale is being used to raise funds for a new boathouse, which will be named after our departed brother, Andrew Curry Green, another kindred spirit who passed–on 9/11–way too soon.

We have high hopes for the project– and our looking forward to the book I haven’t even got my copy yet! If this sort of thing– the book, the cause, or both– intrigues you at all, you can buy from the Key Foundation Website, which nets more charity money than  Amazon.

So– how have you nurtured your childhood relationships? There is a lot of value in keeping them going…

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  1. That summer camp you went to: what if they wrote a book about it?

    Comment by dupallias — May 22, 2007 @ 12:20 am

  2. Hey, I came across your site as I was searching for summer camp information. We are working on a segment about summer camp memories. We would love for you to send in a video comment about your experience. The info is below.

    ABC News wants to hear your memories of summer camp!

    Send in your video comment (with camp photos if possible) and your story might be shown on our broadband channel. We want to hear real stories from real campers/instructors—the happy times and the horror stories.

    It’s easy to send in your video submission via camcorder, cell phone or computer cam:

    Comment by Candice — June 20, 2007 @ 3:10 pm

  3. Candice,

    That would be fantastic– I’m pinging members of the group for video submissions for you. Would love if the book could get a plug there as well (separate email coming)

    Comment by Doug Haslam — June 21, 2007 @ 12:17 pm

  4. […] The Key Foundation, has been raising funds to build a badly-needed boathouse in his name. I have blogged about this project […]

    Pingback by 9/11: Andrew Curry Green; a selfish remembrance « Gischeleman’s Blog — September 11, 2007 @ 9:39 pm

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